Matt Riddle has been dominant ever since his WWE debut one year ago, confirming his role as one of NXT's upper echelon talents and one of WWE's hottest prospects.
In fact, Riddle was undefeated for around three quarters of his first year in NXT, losing only to Velveteen Dream in April at NXT TakeOver New York during WrestleMania Weekend.
When Riddle joined us for Episode 6 of Dropkick DiSKussions, I also had to ask him whether losing his win streak was something he felt disappointed about, or if it may actually be a relief and a weight off his shoulders.
I'm going to sadly bring things down a little bit here. You had a very impressive streak in WWE right up until April. You suffered your first loss against Velveteen Dream.
Was that something that you were disappointed about or do feel like it's maybe a pressure off your shoulders?
Honestly... I wanted to win. I wasn't happy about that. But you know, I look at it like this, Velveteen Dream is a stud, the people are behind him and I knew losing to him wouldn't really be a loss.
If it was up to me, I would just smash everybody out like Goldberg did and just be the champion, that's what I wanted to do, it didn't turn out that way.
But yeah, I also knew from the way that match went and how it played out, how dominant I was, how he caught me with that last-second pin - you know, I feel like I didn't lose anything from that, you know.
You can watch or read the full interview here.
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